Ignacio Willats

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Ignacio Willats

Product Manager


I am a Junior Product Manager at a leading FinTech startup. My background has a history of both product management and EdTech. Having successfully taken a Education startup from concept through to participating in Europe's leading Educational Technology accelerator.

My two years in EdTech taught me about the importance of understanding your stakeholders. Especially in education, a unique market. In any role I take, I prioritise impact and ensure my team does too.


Work History

Work History
Jan 2016 - Present

Junior Product Manager


I take a lead on all UX research. Informing product on a continuous basis. I also serve as Product Manager for DueDil Labs. An experimental arm of the company that works on developing new capabilities and exploring new data sets.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2015

Co-Founder-Business Development


 Unitu helps universities increase student satisfaction and retention through real time feedback collection and analysis.

  • I carried out early customer development and prototyping. Subsequently securing the company £9,700 in prize money.
  • I implemented automated and efficient lead generation processes saving over £1000 per month and taking cold campaign response rates from 5% to 35%+
  • I increased our pilots in 2015 from 2 to 7. Closing the company’s first paid pilot
  • Secured funding from Europe's leading Education Accelerator 
  • Launched the “Unitu Analytics” and “Unitu{hack}” projects
Apr 2013 - Present



 Sotonight is the go to event listing and ticketing site for Southampton (UK). 

  • Created the first version in one night. Within 24 hours we had 100 Facebook followers
  • We leveraged social media and analytics to identify and target our audience taking our viewership to over 35,000 views per month
  • Profitable in its first month the site now turns over around £13,000 annually
  • Recognised and as a promising student venture, Sotonight was awarded £500 which we turned into £7000 the next month
Nov 2015 - Present


HackScience.io - Imperial Innovations
  • I have started a project to help bring research to the world faster through automating and validating research proceses
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

Events Officer

Imperial College Data Science Society
  • I lead the organisation of the newly formed Data Science Society's events through event design and sponsor outreach
Jul 2015 - Nov 2015



I take a lead in business development for the health arm of Hackpartners. An innovation consultancy based in London. www.telhack.co.uk

  • I helped run the NHS' first hackathon, TELHack.co.uk . Ensuring our innovation partners RCNi and HTI Labs maximised their opportunity to innovate and learn.

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Teaching Assistant - MSc Technology Entrepreneurship 

University College London

I assist teaching in the newly formed prototyping class at UCL for the Technology Entrepreneurship programme. 

Jul 2015 - Nov 2015

Growth Consultant

  • I have implemented and executed growth strategies for startups.
  • Succesfully securing PR exposure in the likes of The Guardian
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013



 Vulume is a San Francisco based startup that provides project collaboration tools for those working with the built environment.

  • I implemented and managed the bug and feature development tracking system


Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

MSc Business Analytics

Imperial College London

A new course focused on utilizing big data and machine learning methods for business.

Skills developed: Econometrics, R, Python, Visualization, SQL, Network analytics & Optimization. Studies interrupted as of December 2015.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

BSc Economics & Finance (2:1)

The University of Southampton (with exchange to Hong Kong)

I was selected for the exchange programme to Hong Kong University.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

Principles of Management (A)

LSE Summer School
Sep 1994 - Jun 2011

A - Level: Philosophy, Economics, Maths 

Brighton College